Vietnam and Myanmar plan to deepen cooperation in the future, leaders said at a meeting in Naypyidaw on August 25.
At their meeting, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong and Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi praised the official establishment of the Vietnam-Myanmar comprehensive cooperative partnership framework as a new milestone and a source of momentum for bilateral collaboration across a range of issues.
General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong meets Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi__Photo: VNA
Aung San Suu Kyi affirmed the strong friendship between Myanmar and Vietnam, saying her country wants to learn from Vietnam’s experience, while Party leader Trong said Vietnam considers Myanmar a priority in its foreign affairs policies.
The leaders agreed to increase delegation exchanges at all levels from the Party, Government and State to the legislature, with the aim of increasing political trust, reinforcing friendship, and boosting comprehensive cooperation.
The host and guest agreed to strengthen coordination, exchange information and provide mutual support at regional and international forums to maintain solidarity and promote the central role of ASEAN in the regional security architecture.
They emphasized that the maintenance of peace, stability, freedom, and safety of maritime and aviation movement in the East Sea benefits not only the involved parties but also the region and world.
The two sides advocated efforts to accelerate the settlement of any disputes via peaceful means and in accordance with international law. Relevant laws include the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) and the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea (DOC). Both countries expressed hope that the region will soon establish a Code of Conduct in the East Sea (COC).
During the meeting, Trong informed the host about the outcomes of his talks with President Htin Kyaw. He noted that the two countries agreed to elevate the bilateral relations to a comprehensive cooperative partnership and signed a number of cooperation agreements on key issues, including politics, economics-investment, defense-security, and culture-education.- (VNS/VLLF)